Vintage orange roses


My hubby brought home a bunch of stunning orange roses for me last week. I’d never seen orange roses before and they coordinate perfectly with my retro living room design, so hubby gets extra brownie points for good taste! I totally forgot to take a photo of them when I first displayed them in my Hornsea vase and now they are over a week old, withered and dried out.

vintage living room design retro orange roses

But that’s no reason not to photograph them and when I was snapping my pics I noticed that one of the bunch was still in absolutely perfect fresh condition. It’s amazing really – maybe that’s why all the others have wilted so quickly – this cheeky little rose was drinking up all the flower-feed for itself! Anyway, at least this gives you any idea of pretty and unique they were when they were fresh, and I kind of like the aged ‘vintage’ effect of these roses – the crispy, discoloured effect brings Miss Havisham from Great Expectations to mind, so they can stay displayed in the vase for a little longer…

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Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.


  1. What a lovely colour! 🙂 I always keep roses long past their ‘best’ too – they look pretty for so long!

    • I was very surprised by the colour, never seen anything like it! I keep roses until the petals actually all off, unfortunately these have gone now.. and I have an excuse to buy more 😀

  2. I’ve never seen that color, either! It’s spectacular. Whenever I send my wife flowers they’re always a different color than what’s advertised. But she gives me brownie points for trying.

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